Black Cd's Not Recognised By Laptop But Are On Hi-fi Player Help

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  1. mark perry

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    i've got a game cd called

    Arcade Machine 2
    "contains 1300 original arcade games"
    thee disc says "for most games use - key 3 to insert a coin key 1 to play game
    it was made by
    Telescan.co.uk
    and I bought the disc around 2009

    the disc drive doesn't recognise the it.

    a similar problem
    Roger The Engineer -The Yardbirds
    REP-5088 Repertoire 2007
    2 x black discs
    this is also not recognised

    I think I was able to play the game disc when I had a Vista laptop or maybe a XP machine.

    is there any way I can back these up to blank cd
    or in particular the game disc to a USB and play it off that

    I'm guessing there may be difficulty playing a XP or Vista developed game in the current windows platforms nowadays
    (although I've still got THIS Windows 7 laptop which still suits me at the moment)

    is there going to be problems finding even a CD/DVD drive that will recognise the black disc format, or is it possible that maybe a desktop drive might better recognise it.

    what made this question difficult for me to find answers was Google just like any search engine thought I was confusing the BLACK with the word BLANK which instead I could find nothing but BLANK in every search I tried

    thanks

    Mark
     

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    Try right clicking on the “exe” file on the cd program your trying to load,
    then choose properties you should see new menu choose compatibility,
    then choose/click run this program in compatibility mode.

    Alter the menu to windows xp, then see if it runs.
     
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    no the laptop doesn't recognise ethier the 'game disc' or the 'Yardbirds disc'
    it starts up then goes "cu-chunk" (takes 1 sec) and thats it, nothing, so i can't even tell you whats on either discs.

    the game disc 'contains' 1300 games and you play it off the disc.
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    i've upploaded some images and more info about where the game disc came from,

    it bought it from this shop in 2009:
    http://telescan.co.uk/en-gb/front.html
    the website no longer exists

    the centre has like a blank disc batch number printed: 7081B175 13, and factory pressed matrix is partly obscured by the glossy paste on label
    but i peel it just enough to expose the matrix: R049-1708-5128

    i also got 2 dvd-rs from them
    - Essential Utils 2009
    - 100,000 XP & Vista Drivers

    the yardbirds discs
    the label sides (of both discs) is the replica of LP record, the only marking on the play side (OBDs) is: IFPI-9475

    hope this information in finding a solution

    thanks

    Mark
     

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